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Bahar, Fatma; Sahin, Elvan – Science Education International, 2017
Science education has changed in recent decades with respect to key issues faced in this century. These issues such as renewable energy, waste management, air quality, and biodiversity require dealing with the transition toward a sustainable future. Thus, to contribute to the reconceptualization of science education in a developing country, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Wight, R. Alan; Kloos, Heidi; Maltbie, Catherine V.; Carr, Victoria W. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
This paper investigates young children's exploratory play and inquiry on playscapes: playgrounds specifically designed to connect children with natural environments. Our theoretical framework posits that playscapes combine the benefits of nature and play to promote informal science exploration of natural materials. This, in turn, is expected to…
Descriptors: Young Children, Play, Environmental Influences, Natural Resources
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Mullenbach, Lauren E.; Andrejewski, Rob G.; Mowen, Andrew J. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Connecting to nature and spending time outdoors as children have been indicated as predictors of environmentally responsible behavior. This study examined whether a residential outdoor environmental education (ROEE) program contributed to the development of children's connection to nature and their attitudes and involvement in spending time…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Resident Camp Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Lawrence, Eva K. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
This study examined college students' visits to natural areas on campus and how these visits relate to place identity and environmentally responsible behaviors. The majority (76.5%) of the 115 participants visited the natural areas, and 55.7% of these students visited for a course requirement. Students who lived on campus, were younger, and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Humanities, Natural Resources, Conservation (Environment)
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Fusco, Emily; Snider, Anthony; Luo, Shanhong – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Previous research has shown a reliable association between environmental education and environmentally responsible behavior (ERB). Research has also shown that aspects of religion were associated with ERB. However, the mechanisms of associations are unclear. This study builds on previous research addressing the relationship between student major,…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Predictor Variables
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Smith-Sebasto, N. J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1995
Reports that students completing an environmental studies course displayed significant gains when compared with students not completing such a course. These gains were made in acquiring a more internally-oriented locus of control of reinforcement for environmentally responsible behavior, a higher perception of their knowledge of and skill in using…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Ecology, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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DeLorme, Denise; Neuberger, Lindsay; Wright, James – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2015
This article reports on formative research as part of a broader interdisciplinary campaign to increase voluntary environmentally responsible boating in a local lagoon. A telephone survey was conducted with a sample (N = 404) of targeted boaters to explore their views on the environmental issue and motivations to perform the desired behavior.…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Telephone Surveys, Recreational Activities, Aquatic Sports
Yambert, Paul A.; And Others – 1985
This document contains a set of 10 activities that teachers may use with students (ages 10 to adult) to enhance environmental knowledge and environmentally responsible behavior. Sample worksheets are included when applicable. The activities focus on: renewable and nonrenewable resources; recycling; population growth; wildlife; recycling in a…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Decision Making, Ecology, Environmental Education
MacEachern, Diane – 1990
People, corporations and government are all responsible for the state of the environment and for their contributions to its care. By making small but substantial decisions about the things that are done, the goods that are bought, and the laws that are passed everyone can help to ensure a world that's fit for the future. If government and…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecological Factors